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I was trying to schedule an appointment thru InfoPass. When I try to click on the site where our local USCIS office is this information showed up. This is the first time that this happened when I'm scheduling an appointment.  I was trying to make a schedule to ask if they can give me a letter of extension for my stay here in the US. My I-751 is still on process and my school already hold my student account which means I can't enroll for the summer term. The extension letter that I gave to my school will expire on August of this year but they already took hold of my account and they wanted to have a newer letter or my 10 years green card. I was wondering why are they not accepting any appointments and the ting that I wanted to do is not on the options. Are we still under government shutdown?

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This is the new process for appointments that is rolling out to all field offices. You have to call for an appointment now.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

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I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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It has nothing to do with the government shutdown. It's just something they don't do anymore. 


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2011-10-31 US Entry with CR1
2013-09-02 ROC filed
2013-09-12 NOA
2014-03-05 Biometrics
2014-03-24 Approved
2014-05-05 Green card received
2016-08-02 N400 filed
2016-08-12 NOA
2016-09-02 Biometrics
2017-05-04 Interview
2017-07-05 Oath Ceremony

 



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2 minutes ago, geowrian said:

This is the new process for appointments that is rolling out to all field offices. You have to call for an appointment now.

Oh ok. Thank you so much. I will call early in the morning tomorrow.

2 minutes ago, little immigrant said:

It has nothing to do with the government shutdown. It's just something they don't do anymore. 

oh okay. thank you.

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6 minutes ago, little immigrant said:

It has nothing to do with the government shutdown. It's just something they don't do anymore. 

I was sure someone was going to blame President Trump.  On, I guess we just give it a few more minutes...  Aloha from Hawaii, david

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Pretty much they don't want people to go to the office anymore without an actual emergency that they could have resolved on the phone. So if the phone can't fix it. They will schedule you an appointment. 


01/28/2019 - Mailed Express Mail USCIS Lockbox Phoenix

01/29/2019 - Received by Phoenix Lockbox
02/04/2019 - Receipt Notice Via Text Message assigned to Nebraska Service Center 

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Be prepared t be turned away even if you have an emergency. My husband's Green Card went missing. We have no explanation as to what happened. We tore the house apart looking. Looked in the car, everywhere. He is flying Friday. We discovered the missing card last Friday evening, too late to talk to anyone. So this morning we hopped in the car and drove to Milwaukee. His friend was able to get a stamp in his passport last year as a walk-in, so we should be good, right? WRONG!!! Call the number, they said, so we called, was on hold for 30 minutes. The girl asked if we filed an I-90 and paid the fee. Not yet...no help. Go do it. They won't even talk to you. "But we are here in the Field Office lobby" doesn't matter. So we went out the the car and we used the app on his smartphone to file and pay. Got a confirmation number. Called back. Waited another 30 minutes. Finally got someone, gave the confirmation number and explained the situation, explained that it's an emergency. She told us he will get a call in 24 to 48 hours and they will tell him what to do. 

 

We can certainly understand them wanting people to use the website because many things can be done online, but to make a long bunch of red tape just to get emergency help is nerve wracking.

 

My husband needs to get his citizenship, yes. That will be next, but I just wanted to share this experience so you know what to expect.


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See my Timeline for details of our visa journey
17-Aug-2011 Our Wedding Day in Kosovo heart9.gif
07-Nov-2011 Filed I-130
21-Nov-2011 NOA1
23-Aug-2012 NOA2 Approved 276 days
10-Jan-2013 Case complete via email

28-Feb-2013 Interview, result AP
11-Apr-2013 Embassy appointment - VISA APPROVED and issued in 4 hours
30-Apr-2013 POE Chicago O'Hare - He's home!

04-Sep-2014 Moved to northern California

12-Mar-2015 Filed ROC
16-Mar-2015 Documents delivered
18-Mar-2015 Check cashed
19-Mar-2015 NOA1 dated 03/16/2015 received in mail
13-Apr-2015 Biometrics completed
02-Feb-2016 Contacted USCIS about case, was told it's on hold because of security checks (email)
04-Mar-2016 Moved to Wisconsin
12-Aug-2016 New Biometrics appointment
14-Sep-2016 Contacted USCIS again about case (email said we should hear from them by Oct 6)
22-Sep-2016 Letter from USCIS dated 9/20 explaining the Service Request is currently being reviewed by an officer.
22-Sep-2016 Letter from USCIS dated 9/20 with Interview appointment for both of us for 28-Sep-2016
28-Sep-2016 Interview, both of us, separated, not hard, 10 min. each, result---said hubby will get GC in about 10 days
26-Oct-2016 *****STILL WAITING*****
02-Nov-2016 Card is being produced!!!
08-Nov-2016 Card is mailed
10-Nov-2016 Card is Delivered!!!! YAY

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